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Sunday August 30 2020
Giampaolo learned from Milan mistakes

Marco Giampaolo is seemingly trying to use the mistakes he made at Milan to rebuild with familiar faces at Torino, writes Vijay Rahaman.

Following a disastrous seven-game spell at Milan, Marco Giampaolo is back on the bench in Serie A at Torino and seemingly intent on recreating his former teams in Turin. The transfer strategy so far has been based on familiarity, bringing in players he already knows and worked with in the past at Milan or Sampdoria.

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Saturday August 29 2020
Torino present Praet offer to Leicester

Torino have offered cash plus Lyanco for midfielder Dennis Praet, but Leicester City would prefer Nicolas Nkoulou.

The Granata are putting together a squad of players who have already worked with new coach Marco Giampaolo, including Karol Linetty.

The former Sampdoria midfielder confirmed in his press conference yesterday that he had “spoken to” old teammate Praet about a reunion at Torino.

Now Tuttosport maintain the offer on the table is cash plus defender Lyanco.

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Friday August 28 2020
Linetty: 'Giampaolo important at Torino'

Karol Linetty admits the reunion with his old Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo was ‘important’ in the decision to join Torino.

The midfielder completed his transfer from Sampdoria for €7.5m plus another €1.5m in performance-related bonuses.

“Toro had already tried to sign me in February, but I wanted to help Sampdoria to emerge from a difficult moment,” said the Poland international in his press conference.

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Saturday February 1 2020
Milan gamble on Saelemaekers

Milan are taking a risk with the transfer of Alexis Saelemaekers, gambling on the Belgian’s obvious potential, writes Vincent Van Genechten.

It hasn’t been the season of Anderlecht following their youth revival behind club legend Vincent Kompany, who left Manchester City after 11 years to return to his home country. ‘Vince the Prince’ runs the show at his former club, trying to copy the success of the Citizens using their offensive minded football while giving huge minutes to home-grown youngsters.

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Tuesday December 24 2019
Fiorentina in for Politano?

New Fiorentina coach Giuseppe Iachini has reportedly put Inter midfielder Matteo Politano at the top of his list of targets in January.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Viola coach has requested sporting director Daniele Prade to contact Inter about Politano’s situation at San Siro.

After replacing Vincenzo Montella in charge of the club placed 15th in Serie A, the 55-year-old has allegedly already started planning for a busy January.

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Thursday August 8 2019
Official: Leicester sign Praet

Sampdoria have officially sold Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet to Leicester City for a fee of around €20m.

Praet has signed a five-year contract with Samp after he completed his transfer before Thursday’s deadline.

The 25-year-old joined Samp from Anderlecht in 2016 and went on to play 106 times for the Blucerchiati, scoring four goals and providing six assists.

He had been linked with following Coach Marco Giampaolo to Milan but will not continue his career with the one-time Premier League winners.

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Thursday August 8 2019
Praet arrives for Leicester

Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet has arrived to complete his £18m (€19.5m) transfer to Leicester City.

Tuttomercatoweb reports Praet is about to undergo a medical with Leicester before signing his contract.

According to Sky Sports, the Foxes will pay £18m (€19.5m) for the playmaker, who has three caps for Belgium.

The 24-year-old joined Samp from Anderlecht in 2016 and went on to play 106 times for the Blucerchiati, scoring four goals and providing six assists.

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Wednesday August 7 2019
Praet seals €21m Leicester move

Dennis Praet has reportedly agreed personal terms, as Leicester City and Sampdoria exchanged the contracts this evening for €21m.

According to Sky Sport Italia breaking news, the deal has been done after a momentary hiccup based on his salary demands.

The Belgium international had been valued at €26m, but it’s reported he will move to the Premier League for €21m.

There are also some performance-related bonuses involved.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Leicester close to Praet deal

Leicester City are reportedly close to a €20m deal with Sampdoria for Dennis Praet, who had also been linked with Milan.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the two clubs are on the verge of an agreement for €20m plus bonuses.

It had been rumoured yesterday that Leicester were offering Rachid Ghezzal plus cash for Praet.

However, HLN in Belgium suggest it's worked out at €26m cash, but he has not yet agreed personal terms.

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Tuesday August 6 2019
Milan still keen on Praet?

Milan are reportedly still keen on signing Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet – but only if Franck Kessie leaves.

Leicester City appear to be the favourites for Praet, yet Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milan remain interested in the Belgian.

However, the newspaper stresses the Rossoneri will only move for the 25-year-old if they can shift Kessie.

The Diavolo recently signed the Ivorian outright for €24m after his two-year loan from Atalanta became permanent.

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